|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1852|
|Death: ||Jan. 14, 1918|
The Honorable Edwin L. Scofield was the second mayor of Stamford. He was the son of Erastus Ellsworth Scofield and Jane Ann Brown Scofield also of Stamford. He was married to Annie Weed Candee the daughter of Julius Alonzo Candee and his wife, Evelina Weed Candee. Edwin L. Scofield was a graduate of Columbia Law School in 1873. He was a representative in both the Connecticut General Assembly and the Connecticut Senate, the Commissioner of the State Building and Loan Association and the State Insurance Commissioner from 1899 to 1902. He was the father of Edwin Lewis Scofield, Jr and grandfather to Edwin Lewis Scofield III.
The Daily Advocate: Tuesday, January 15, 1918
CITY IN MOURNING FOR E. L. SCOFIELD
Mayor Ask That Business Stop During Time of Funeral.
Hospital Directors Pay their Tribute
Arrangements for Obsequies to be held tomorrow
As a mark of respect for the late Edwin L. Scofield, a former May of this city and a distinguished citizen of Connecticut, I request that, during the hour of his funeral, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, there be a suspension of business in Stamford, while the people pay their tribute to the member of a man who, by his life and public services, has won our admiration and gratitude, and whose death has brought sorrow in all the people of his native town. John J. Treat, Mayor.
Arrangement for the Funeral
Rev. Alfred Grant Walton of the First Congregational Church will officiate at the funeral service for Mr. Scofield at the church, tomorrow, at 2:30 p.m. The honorary pall bearers will be Stanley T. Jennings Harry Bell, Theodore R. Hoyt, William H. Judd, W. L. Strong, Clarence W. Bell, W. D. Daskam, W. N. Travis, C. O. Miller, Homer S. Cummings, W. J. Long, F. J. Tupper, Judge John E Kesler, and Oliver G. Fesernden.
Action of Hospital Directors
At a meeting of the directors of the Stamford Hospital, yesterday afternoon, the following minute was passed:
'Edwin Lewis Scofield died on the 14th days [sic]of January 1918, in the 66th year of his age in his death Stamford has lost one of her foremost citizens, who was throughout his life devoted to her welfare. A man of high character, large ability and masterful personality, he was a powerful force in any movement to which he gave his aid. To his self-sacrificing, earnest and resourceful leadership is largely due Stamford's record of hearty and complete response to every demand heretofore made during the present war by the military needs of the hour. He was indefatigable in the pursuit of the patriotic objects of the war relief committees, of which he was chairman, and his faculty of organization and fie spirit brought them to success.
He was closely identified with the Stamford Hospital from its inception. He was the adviser of its founder; the details of the plan and the charter itself were drafted by him. Since its incorporation he has been continuously one of its directors and officers. Successively its secretary, vice president, and, from 1910 to the time of his death, its president, he gave to the hospital the best of his thought and care. The great change in conditions effected by the transfer to the new location and buildings took place during his administration and the steady progress of the institution in public usefulness and in facilities for the relief of human suffering was to him a source of much satisfaction. His associates on the board of directors feel keenly that with the loss to the community and to this corporation in his death, they suffer a personal sorrow.
Resolved. That the foregoing minute be entered upon the records of the corporation, and that a copy thereof and of this resolution be sent to Mr. Scofield's son, Captain Edwin L. Scofield, Jr. with an assurance of profound sympathy."
Action of Hotel Directors
At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the R. S. Morehouse Hotel Company, the following resolutions were adopted:
"Whereas, the Hon. Edwin Lewis Scofield, President of this Board has been removed from our midst by death it is,
"Resolved. That by his death we have lost a valuable member, whose wise counsels, extensive information and courteous manner had won our esteem and admiration.
"Resolved. That the sympathy of this Board be conveyed to the family of our deceased fellow member, committing them in this hour of their bereavement, to the kindly consolation of Him who doeth all things well.
"Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions, signed by the Secretary and Treasurer of this Board be transmitted to the family of the late Edwin Lewis Scofield, and to the Daily Advocate.
"Resolved. That these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the Board."
"Y. M. C. A. Mourns for Mr. Scofield.
A resolution was adopted last evening upon the death of the Hon. E. L. Scofield, by the Board of Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association, at its monthly session. Appreciation was shown of his interest in the association affairs and to his stanch support of the association in the Red Triangle campaign. Deep sorrow was expressed by all of the directors...."
The New York Tribune. January 15, 1918 page 13:
"Deaths: Scofield- At Stamford, Conn., on Monday January 14, 1918, Edwin L. Scofield in his 66th year. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church on Wednesday January 16, at 2:30 p. m."
The Daily Advocate, Stamford, Connecticut
Wednesday, January 16, 1918:
"Obsequies of E. L. Scofield
"Service this Afternoon in the Congregational Church
City and town officials, members of the Bar, directors of the Stamford Hospital, Directors of the First National Bank, and Directors of the Young Men's Christian Association will all be present in a body at the funeral service for Hon. Edwin L. Scofield; in the First Congregational Church, this afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Alfred Grant Walton will officiate, and a quartet will render "Lead, kindly light," "Nearer, my God, to Thee," and Crossing the Bar," under the direction of Mrs. G. Grant Leonard. Over the top of the band-carved mahogany casket in which the remains will rest is to be a blanket of pink roses and orchids. In the center will be placed a small red cross, placed there by the local chapter, in recognition of his great interest in the Red Cross work, both in the money-raising campaigns and as a member of the organization. The cross is formed of bright red carnations.
The interment is to be private."
The Daily Advocate
Wednesday, January 23, 1918
"The Late Edwin L. Scofield.
"At a meeting of the board of directors of the First National Bank of Stamford held January 21, 1918, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
"Deeply regretting the death of Edwin L. Scofield, his fellow directors of the First National Bank of Stamford desire to place on record their appreciation of his character and services:
"Mr. Scofield was elected a director of this bank in 1895 and for ten years has been its vice-president. He brought to the performance of his duties the same strong personality, assiduous devotion and signal ability which he displayed in all the walks of life and in the many and various interests which he served. He had a commanding and accurate view of financial affairs, combined with a rare facility in handling matters of detail, and he gave of his best in advancing and conserving the interests of this institution. Much of its prosperity is due to his wise counsel and vigorous initiative. In his relations with his associates in this board, he was frank and courteous, and in his death they have lost an agreeable and highly valued companionship. They share with the community its sorrow at the passing of one who filled so large a place in public affairs, and had for so many years devoted himself to the common welfare.
"Resolved, that the foregoing minute be spread upon the records of the bank that a copy thereof be forwarded to his son, with assurance of deep sympathy, and that the same be given to the press for publication. C. W. Bell, Cashier."
Erastus Ellsworth Scofield (1816 - 1905)
Jane Ann Brown Scofield (1822 - 1869)
Annie Weed Candee Scofield (1855 - 1908)
Edwin Lewis Scofield (1887 - 1965)*
Edwin Lewis Scofield (1852 - 1918)
Frederick S. Scofield (1862 - 1862)*
Created by: Candee
Record added: Nov 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100705662
My great grandfather, Edwin Lewis Scofield. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 21, 2013